Disney No Longer Adventures
One of the very few entry portals to the world of comics is coming to an end.
Disney Adventures, the monthly supermarket digest magazine containing a huge chunk of original Disney-related comic strips, will be ending its 17 year run with its November issue. This comes despite an increase of ad pages and a circulation of 1,200,000 copies – making Disney Adventures one of the highest circulation comics magazines in America.
Disney has had some success with their occasional comics-only Comics Zone editions, and one hopes this might continue. The publisher says they will be adding a new title or two to their line-up.
There are very, very few ways young readers come across comics; outside of Disney Adventures, only the sundry Archie digests come to mind. Once again, we’re left wondering how the next generation of Americas are going to discover the comics form.
Perhaps… the Internet?